Semi-automatic rifle stolen from Utah gun activist

AP News
Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:34 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say a semi-automatic rifle belonging to the head of the state's biggest gun lobby has been stolen.

Cottonwood Heights Police say the AR-15 rifle belonging to Clark Aposhian was stolen late Wednesday or early Thursday from a locked car parked in the driveway of his home.

Sgt. Scott Peck says someone broke into the vehicle sometime during the night, stealing the car stereo along with the weapon.

Aposhian, who is chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, says the gun was unloaded and stored in a secure box. He says no ammunition was stored with the weapon. Aposhian told Deseret News ( that he stores and handles his guns safely and hopes police will catch the thief.


Information from: Deseret News,